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  • Editorial: An ad-free, premium social network... from Apple

    Most of this is good analysis, but when Daniel talks about "Fake news", don't forget he's a hard core marxist.
    "Fake news" has an actual meaning. It refers specifically to invented stories published to troll or make money. You might get upset by media reports that you don't like or assume to be biased, but that's another thing entirely. The rest of your word salad is as completely nuts as the president's 4AM tweets.
    "Fake news" is itself a propaganda term created by the Left to suppress dissent. Thanks to the President's unwillingness to play along with that game, it's really blown up in the faces of CNN, BuzzFeed and the many mainstream outlets that have been pushing it.

    I suspect this thread will soon be locked, so with regard to Apple creating yet another social network, I just don't see it. They're bad at it. They can't make money at it and it's not in their DNA. 
    I normally find your argument very logical but this one really piqued my curiosity as to why you consider 'fake news' as a propaganda terms by the Left to suppress dissent so in other words you are saying fake news are factual news that one can counter check with other websites. Is there a sarcasm tag missing or you really meant whatever you are saying that you are a trump supporter.
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  • Apple's macOS Catalina causing problems with select eGPU setups

    dysamoria said:
    I’ve been wondering about the added complexity of putting the GPU externally to the machine, and wondering if an eGPU could be the workaround for the pathetic thermals of these tiny Apple computers and the desire to do gaming on them (obviously with Windows)...

    ... and indeed, it all seems like a PITA. It seems that these little boxes are still not the right choice for heavy GPU usage. If you want a full-size computer from Apple, you now get to fork over twice the cost of the already too expensive 2013 Mac Pro. What’s that? If we can’t afford a workhorse Apple computer, that computer isn’t for us? Fine. Show me another Mac that is appropriate. Needs an eGPU... which is currently hackish and unreliable, because Apple seem not to be testing OS features before releasing their latest OS to the public... again.

    This is progress at Apple? If they’re going to go this route (using an eGPU add-on as a justification for their anorexic machines being the only semi-affordable offerings), they really must get this eGPU stuff to be simple and reliable. It needs to just work.

    Apple has had a glaring disinterest in gaming, and now they want people to pay for a game subscription service. Wait. What? Is there anything in that subscription that even remotely compares to PC gaming? I assume not (?), but I haven’t looked (I have ZERO interest in subscription services). Heavy GPU gaming demands more than what Apple’s anorexic machines can offer, and these eGPUs don’t seem to be a simple solution. I can only assume the games on offer will never be up to par with the offerings on PC. Is that a sustainable model for a gaming subscription? 
    I think they are pushing iOS rather than MacOS for games.

  • Group FaceTime is only the latest of many Apple technologies to be delayed

    When Apple is late with a software or product the pundits whine and when the software or product is buggy the pundits whine, just can’t please these folks.
  • Apple expands iPhone XS and XR trade-in program countries around the world

    The funny part is if Apple want buyers to upgrade they should have a program aiming at the owners of the 6 and 6S but they are not interested in them so I am not sure what is the point of this write up except to put more bad news into AAPL.
  • Apple restricts online Apple Store access to newer versions of Safari and macOS

    arthurba said:
    Ok - I’ve long had a gripe with this behaviour from Apple - it’s their Achilles Heel. 

    I first encountered it years ago with iTunes. Apple would release the latest iTunes and it would run on/support 7 year old Windows XP, but only run on the last 2 or 3 Mac OS X releases. 

    iTunes today is worse - the latest release will run only on Mojave, but it runs on Windows 8 (an 8 year old OS) just fine. 

    Now they block lock access to for 5 year old MacOS releases, but not 8 year old Windows releases. 

    Apple make their money from hardware - so they do everything in their power to get you to upgrade your hardware.  I get that - and I prefer it than buying from an advertising company who do everything in their power to get you to give up personal information and watch adverts.  But it’s the choice between two evils,  not the choice between good and bad. 

    If apple would just update the SSL libraries on those old MacOS releases then they would be secure for web browsing.
    Time to move on dude like joining the MS windows revolution.
  • New 'Service' battery message in iOS pushes consumers toward official replacement

    For those who think Apple is doing the wrong thing please use something else perhaps you will be better serve there.
  • Apple mocked for Apple Watch 'Deployment Buckle' gaffe

    The sky is falling.…
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  • iPhone 11 Pro found to collect location data against user settings

    Yes it is life and death since Apple knows where I am.
  • Google I/O 2016: Android's failure to innovate hands Apple free run at WWDC

    And yet my Twitter feed is full of tech writers and Apple bloggers talking about how great I/O was and how Apple really has to bring it at WWDC. The last ATP podcast was all doom and gloom, and Marco even has a post up now comparing Apple to Blackberry.

    I wish there was some place we could get decent Apple reporting that wasn't either D&G silly panic or everything's great Apple's the best they make all the $$$ blah blah blah. If these AI pieces are meant to reassure I don't think they do. If everything was peaches and cream there would be no need to write these pieces in the first place.
    I may be wrong and I believe Horace Dediu of Asymco is right how are those tech companies going to monetise whatever AI they are into. Money out must be equalled by more money in.
  • How Donald Trump's election as U.S. President could affect Apple

    You reap what you sow....